Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Stories By Sunanda K Datta-Ray

US President Donald Trump with India PM Narendra Modi

Attempt to please the lone superpower self-defeating

Whether or not India and the United States of America succeed in striking a trade deal during Donald Trump’s two-day visit next week, the...Read More

India is in Lanka scheme of things, but not Tamils

India is in Lanka scheme of things, but not Tamils

27 years of a bloody civil war left behind a trail of bitterness, broken lives and shattered hopes. There may not be enough energy left f...Read More

Pulwama Attack: Next act should not be a bloody reprisal

Pulwama Attack: Next act should not be a bloody reprisal

The article was originally published on February 2019. It has been republished in the wake of the first anniversary of the Pulwama terror...Read More

'US-China trade deal will reduce global uncertainty,' says IMF chief

No edge for India in US-China deal

No doubt the Chinese will respond at some point, albeit not directly, to Nirmala Sitharaman’s package of taxes pointedly designed to prev...Read More

Passivity may cost us geniality with largest trading partner

Passivity may cost us geniality with largest trading partner

Narendra Modi will have to face the hostility of the European Parliament when he goes to Brussels for the India-European Union summit on ...Read More

126th Amendment is oblique attack on liberal institutions

126th Amendment is oblique attack on liberal institutions

India’s dwindling Anglo-Indian community is angrily and sorrowfully on the defensive. “There is a sense of fear that we are being exclude...Read More

US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s war upsets 8mn Indian expats

Now that Manila has started to make preparations to withdraw Filipino workers from West Asia, New Delhi must think of following suit. For...Read More

Severe criticism over treatment of Uighurs leverage on trade

Severe criticism over treatment of Uighurs leverage on trade

The Uighurs, alternately Uyghurs, Uygurs, or Uigurs, are a minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with t...Read More

Citizenship law may give hope to Partition’s orphans

Citizenship law may give hope to Partition’s orphans

Even if the CAA one day bestows citizenship on all the 17 million Bangladeshi Hindus, 2.5 million Pakistani Hindus and the thousand Hindu...Read More

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the opening of the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) "Brexit" Bill in the House of Commons in London on December 20, 2019.

UK: Cold-shouldered Corbyn weighs down Labour Party

Labour must now ask itself many questions. What does the public expect from the opposition? Can there be Corbynism without Corbyn? If the...Read More

CECA-based influx of Indians in Singapore piques locals

CECA-based influx of Indians in Singapore piques locals

Since 2011, when immigration became an election issue, Singapore has tightened requirements for foreigners looking to relocate there. The...Read More

Trump’s measures on HK have concerns rooted in commerce

Trump’s measures on HK have concerns rooted in commerce

Donald Trump’s second thoughts about the two new laws regarding restive Hongkong that he signed recently confirm that US anxieties are no...Read More

ASEAN Head of Missions attended the ASEAN Flag Raising Ceremony at the Embassy of Indonesia to commemorate the 52nd Anniversary of ASEAN.

What is our objection to ASEAN: That it is not Asian enough?

When Subramanyam Jaishankar, the external affairs minister, claimed recently that ASEAN - the Association of South-East Asian Nations - h...Read More

Brexit fatigue will hover over British elections

Brexit fatigue will hover over British elections

Few British general elections can have had as stormy a run-up as the one scheduled for December 12. Few can have been as portentous. Dece...Read More

IS might use ‘beaten’ J&K to its advantage

IS might use ‘beaten’ J&K to its advantage

Shades of the Khilafat movement (1919-1924) when Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress high command joined the Ali brothers, Muhammad and Shauk...Read More

A lorry containing 39 dead bodies is pictured inside a Police cordon in east of London.

Trafficking is birthed in local non-performance

But for the grace of god, the 39 dead bodies in a container in England might have been of Indians. Similarly, the 41 persons cowering in ...Read More

Nagaland awaits a new dawn

Nagaland awaits a new dawn

The hitch in the 22-year Naga peace process should again remind a government grappling with the challenge of Kashmir (which is probably f...Read More

India’s strength has always been in numbers

India’s strength has always been in numbers

Justin Trudeau's reduced strength in Canada’s House of Commons and the spotlight this has directed on Jagmeet Singh and his New Democrati...Read More

The Kurds

Kurds remain stateless after decades of conflict

Tamilnadu’s firebrand leader, the late C N Annadurai, greatly minimised the problem of race discrimination when he observed in the early ...Read More

Donald Trump returns to the old Republican ways

Donald Trump returns to the old Republican ways

Indians have long experienced both anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States (for which Donald Trump is usually blamed nowadays) and ...Read More

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